DR. ELLIOTT OSTLER (ABBREVIATED CV, 2015)

Elliott Ostler, Ed.D.

University of Nebraska at Omaha,

Teacher Education Department, 406n Roskens Hall, Omaha, Nebraska 68182


 

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Institution                            Concentration                     Degree              Year    

University of South Dakota             Math/Science Education            Ed.D.               1993

University of Nebraska at Omaha        Math/Science Education            M.S.                1990

University of Nebraska at Omaha        Math Education                    B.S.                1988

   
        

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Years               Position, Institution

2015-Present        Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2005-2015           Professor of STEM Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha 

1999-2005           Associate Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha

1994-1999           Assistant Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha

1993-1994           Education Instructor, City University, Bellevue, Washington. 

1990-1993           Mathematics Teacher, Elk Horn-Kimballton High School, Elk Horn, Iowa.

1990-1993           Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Iowa Western Community College

1999-2007           Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, College of St. Mary, Omaha.

1994-2012           Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Metro Community College, Omaha

1994-2006           Adjunct Mathematics/Science Instructor, Buena Vista University, Council Bluffs, IA


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

University of Nebraska at Omaha Course Assignments:

EDL 9610 - Applied Intermediate Statistics in EDAD 
EDL 9620 - Advanced Statistics in EDAD
EDL 9000 - Research Design
TED 8430 – School Curriculum Planning/STEM Curriculum Planning

TED 8010 – Introduction to Research     

TED 8540 – Microcomputers in the Educational Process

TED 8970 – Independent Study (No FTE)

TED 8100 – Independent Research (No FTE)

TED 3000 – Special Topics in Mathematics (No FTE)

TED 4600 – Student Teacher Supervision

TED 4000 – Special Methods in the Content Area:  Secondary Mathematics

TED 4330 – Teaching of Math, Elementary


University of Nebraska at Lincoln Course Assignment:

TEAC801 – Curriculum Inquiry in k-12 Mathematics


Adjunct Course Assignments

Basic Computational Mathematics                   

Developmental Mathematics          

Introductory Algebra                                  

Intermediate Algebra                                     

Pre-Calculus Algebra                              

Euclidean Geometry                                   

Business Statistics                                        

General Statistical Methods                     

Mathematics for Health Occupations                  

Mathematics for the Trades                           

Trigonometry                                                 
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Differential Equations
Statistics (Calculus Based)
Abstract Mathematics
Applied Linear Algebra
General Physics
Elementary Science Methods
Numbers and Geometry for Teachers


SELECTED BOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES
Ostler, E. (2015).  STEMathematics:  Exercises in Applied Computation and Modeling.  Cycloid Publications: Omaha, NE.  ISBN: 979-09966741-0-2.

Ostler, E. (2012).  Introductory Algebra:  A Condensed Framework of Essential Skills.  Lulu Publishing


SELECTED REFEREED JOURNAL AND PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATIONS

Ostler, E. (2013).  Exploring logarithms with a ruler.  The Mathematics Teacher. 106(9), 668-73.


Ostler, E. (2012).  21st century STEM education:  A tactical model for long range success.  International Journal of Applied Science and Technology.  (2)1, 28-33.

Grandgenett, N., Ostler, E., Topp, N., & Goeman, R. (2012).  Robotics and Problem-Based Learning in STEM Formal Educational Environments.  Robotics in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning (Chapter 5) pp. 94-119.  IGI Global:  Hershey, PA

Ostler, E. (2011).  Teaching adaptive and strategic reasoning through formula derivation: Beyond formal semiotics.  Sutra: International Journal of Mathematical Sciences Education.  (4)2, 116-126.

Ostler, E., & Flesch, M.  (2011). Suggestions for making vertical articulation between courses a tangible part of the mathematics curriculum using Dynamic Solution Exercises.  MathAMATYCJournal for the Association of Two Year Colleges.  Fall, 2011.

Flesch, M., & Ostler, E.  (2011).  An analysis of how proctoring exams in online mathematics offerings affects student learning and course integrity.  International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning.  Spring, 2011.

Ostler, E., Topp, N., Goeman, R., & Grandgenett, N.  (2011).  Contributing to the cyberinfrastructure:  An

interactive STEM lesson development model for educational robotics.  Proceedings for the Society for

Information Technology in Teacher Education conference.  Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Flesch, M., & Ostler, E. (2010).  An analysis of proctored versus non-proctored tests in an online intermediate algebra course.  MathAMATYC:  Journal for the Association of Two Year Colleges.  Fall, 2010.

Ostler, E. (2009).  From Robotics to semiotics:  Using robots and graphing calculators to provide context for

traditional algebra skills.  Proceedings for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education

conference, p.p. 3606-3610.  Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N., & Mitchell, C. (2008).  Innovations in mathematics assessment: Some reflections on using Solution Dynamics to enhance quality indicators in mathematics.  The Mathematics Educator.  18(2),

33-39.

Ostler, E. (2008).  Graphing to Guilloché, Functions to Fabergé (yes… as in eggs):  An Examination of

Transformational Coefficients in Curve Sketching.  Mathematical Connections.  Series 2, Number 4. 

Grandgenett, N., Ostler E., Jeanetta, J., Surface, J. (2007). Evaluating a four state workforce education project: questions of investigative interest and impact threads.  The Journal for Workforce Education and

Development, 2(4), 1-20.

Ostler, E. (2006).  Geometric Addition Plus Logarithms Equals Geometric Multiplication. Practical Uses of Math and Science (PUMAS Collection)  http://pumas.jpl.nasa.gov/examples/layout.asp


Ostler, E. (2005).  Regression analysis revisited:  Deriving the regression equation using matrices.  The Source, 4(4), 18-24.

Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N.F., Topp, N.  (2001).  Revisiting mathematics instruction in a graphing calculator

environment: An overview of teacher preparation.  The Source, 3(1), 29-33.

 

Synergistic Activities

  • External Funding: Current CoPI of the SPIRIT 2.0 Educational Robotics Grant (2007) NSF/DR K12, $3 Million, 2007-2012; PI/CoPI roles on 12 other federal, state, and private foundation educational grants totaling more than $10 million.
  • General Research Dissemination – Approximately 70 journal publications, 4 textbook resource publications, 50 International, National, and State conference presentations.
  • College Board National Consultant Advisory Panel member and College Board Trainer for Pre-AP Vertical Teams in Mathematics and AP Assessment.
  • United States Patent #:  D506938 Improved Ruler Set.  Original Invention for middle and secondary level mathematics education.
  • NASA product review consultant for NASA education products in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).
  • Mathematics Education Professional Development Consultant for approximately 250 full day mathematics and STEM education workshops.
  • National Science Foundation Grant Reviewer for Discovery Research K-12 awards.
  • Avenue Scholars Foundation Mathematics Instructor, Omaha, NE.
  • Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics Executive Board Member.   

Collaborators

Collaborators:  B. Chen (University of Nebraska at Omaha); P. Clark (Strategic Air and Space Museum Education Director; Plattsmouth, NE); N. Grandgenett (University of Nebraska at Omaha);  J. Harris (University of Texas); R. Mortenson (University of Nebraska at Omaha); Michael Flesch (Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska)

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